Alder & Anvil

Friday, October 1 from 4 – 6 pm, L.L.Bean Discovery Park Stage

Alder & Anvil is a new Americana band composed of five local musicians who have been a part of the vibrant Maine music scene for decades. Each member was part of the Portland-based Gunther Brown during its 12-year tenure.

Greg Klein (of Greg Klein, GK & the Right of Way, Dark Hollow Bottling Company) brings his distinctive vocal, writing, and picking abilities to the role of frontman. Mark McDonough (Bully Club, Straus & Company, Joe Bloom) adds grit and texture as lead guitarist. The prolific bassist Drew Wyman (Band Beyond Description & Thanks to Gravity, among others), and innovative drummer Derek Mills form Alder & Anvil’s rhythm section, with Wyman laying down powerful low-end grooves, and Mills, his signature backbeats. Utility man extraordinaire Joe Bloom Anderson (Joe Bloom, Elizabeth Ross, Shanna Underwood, Kenny Grimsley, et al.) will garnish Alder & Anvil’s tunes with his scorching harmonica leads, and sweet backing vocals.

For the Freeport Fall Festival, Alder & Anvil will perform all-new originals, songs from Klein’s lengthy catalogue, and draw from the deep well of Americana favorites. The members of Alder & Anvil are looking forward to their collective return to live performance, and one of their favorite local events, and stages.


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